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    Byzantine Scholars

    seconded. Also, Erik Thunø is a western medievalist, not a Byzantinist...
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    Привет Andrey! I would recommend signing and resubmitting your acceptance form...Germans love original signatures as much as they love documents in general.
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    this is nuts, I'm so sorry! It's gotta be this week....
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    like EarlyModernGermany said, you also receive a stipend for travel--maybe €500 or so from east coast? More if you're coming from the west coast. Whatever it is, it won't be enough to cover the whole ticket. I did this a few years ago in a different city and found my own accommodation, saving quite a bit of money, as the language center's lodging rates were in my case pretty extortionate. (They just give you a huge wad of cash when you arrive, it's pretty funny, very Scarface.) But otherwise, you're correct--the grant does not make any allowance for meals and other incidentals. I think most people who receive this grant are still on their regular graduate student stipend from the US, allowing them to cover their costs. You should be able to find a place to live in Berlin for two months that will help bring your budget under control!
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    There is no interview component for American applicants.
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    I'm so sorry, Horb.
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    As a result of this back-up, alternates apparently won't hear until the end of May at the earliest! It's torture. @eigthyThis is unrelated, but when might be the best time to visit Riga? I'm dying to go!!
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    I know, there are definitely strange things afoot. You'd think they could just do a simple mail merge...
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    I'm not sure there's any point in calling the regional offices, since Bonn seems to have taken over the task of drafting and sending out all the notifications this year, probably explaining the delays. It's so frustrating.
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    While it's wonderful to hear of everyone's acceptances, and I send my sincerest congratulations to you all, the portal screenshots are a bit much. Telling folks to look out for "funding" in their application status is a bit like telling hungry people to eat the prime rib on the plate in front of them. We get it; there is no ambiguity or secret language to decipher.
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    In any event, they don't make that distinction (priority/non-priority) for the language grant.
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    while I think "priority candidates" from partner universities have maybe a better shot than those in the general competition, that 70% figure sounds like total BS to me, particularly if you're sourcing it from a few anecdotes
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    for US applicants to the grad research grant it seems that rejections/alternate notifications go out first, unsure about the language grant. Actually, have any US Research applicants received an acceptance yet?
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    That stinks! I'm sorry you haven't heard yet. But I agree with Horb, at this point it's better not to e-mail. Calling might work, or if you're applying through your home university, perhaps a dean/fellowship administrator can contact someone?
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    DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    @Gibery @SNP3 Would either of you mind sharing the date by which DAAD expects you to accept/decline your award? I'm just trying to get a sense of when us alternates might start hearing back. Thanks!
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